Tackle it Tuesday# 146 boosting the immune system

by JenaW

This week our resident tackler, Jena Webber, is posting about a yummy, healthy thing to eat that will give your immune system a zing!
Jena, also known as the organizing mommy, blogs at Organized Everyday.

Tackling an Immune System Boost

A lot of the health-food kicks I’ve been on have involved : 1) equipment and 2) work to put together.

But not this! It goes together fast and easy. You just need a basic blender and a little creativity.

But there is one problem…

It looks weird.

It does not taste weird, I promise. It actually tastes like: an orange julius!

So, like.. what is in it???

Oh, I thought you’d never ask!

Put these in your blender:

1 cup of frozen fruit (try mango: it’s the bomb!)
1/4 cup of vanilla protein powder
3/4 cup of plain yogurt
a hefty dose of orange juice concentrate
some juice or water or milk
3-4 cups of packed small leaf spinach (yeah, that’s right!)
1-2 T of ground flax seed (optional)

Buzz that thing around so it all gets pulverized. Add more juice if you like.

So, how does it taste?

Pretty good actually!

Don’t be like the mopey guy in Green Eggs and Ham who got chased down, dragged out and knocked out before he would even TRY green eggs and ham.

You may like it, you will see… You may like it in a tree…

You say you do not like it,
so you say,
try it, and you may
try it and you may I say…

Aww! Come on, just muck it on down.

Now that you have given your immune system such a POW, you’ll want to do your super-efficient blitz around the house. You may want to go for a power walk or get organized or something.

This week I totally got organized with my recipes. Wooo wee! I feel like cooking too!

What have you been up to?

Would you like to post as a guest tackler? I do not mind doing this every week, but I have officially run out of guest tacklers!! Did I lose someone in the email shuffle? Send me another email if I have forgotten you.

As resident tackler, Jena will host Tackle It Tuesday each week, once a month posting her own personal tackles and the other weeks of the month posting your GUEST tackles.

So make sure you submit your guest tackles to be featured here at 5M4M. You can write Jena at tackleittuesday at gmail dot com. Remember, we are here to promote your site!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Happy tackling ladies…

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Featured Columnist: Jena

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1 Mom All Day - Robyn March 3, 2009 at 12:13 am

Looks horrible!! But sounds pretty good! I may have to try this for sure!

Thanks for posting it


2 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls March 3, 2009 at 1:05 am

Hmm, interesting! Thanks for the recipe, may have to try that. :)


3 Maddy March 3, 2009 at 1:19 am

Good for you and yes you are completely right. I discovered all kinds of weird combinations with my juicer after I had jaw surgery [liquid diet for six months] This sounds a whole lot better than my surgeons suggestion of whizzing up whatever I planned for supper. He particularly recommended sloppy joes. Now there’s sloppy and then there’s completely vile.


4 Lisa March 3, 2009 at 1:34 am

Looks interesting! We recently got a juicer and have been trying different recipes. This week I tackled a homeschool newsletter.


5 PhoenixTheBloggingMama March 3, 2009 at 2:04 am

Oh wow what an interesting looking drink! Thanks for the idea. We may have to give that a try soon. :)


6 Susan March 3, 2009 at 3:10 am

Isn’t it funny how you turn something green and it looks like it tastes terrible.

But I believe you that it probably tastes good.

I love healthy shakes… I gotta start making them more again.


7 The Happy Housewife March 3, 2009 at 8:17 am

We love smoothies at our house. With the Vita-Mix you can really put all sorts of stuff in your smoothie to create a healthy drink. Love the picture of you!


8 Jill Scott March 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Thanks, as always, for hosting this.


9 Petula March 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm

That sounds great actually! I really like dreams and such that are healthy for me and my children.

My 4-year-old daughter always sees me drinking a smoothie so one day when it was time to get out of the house, she asked for one. I stalled (to avoid a tantrum) by telling her I would make one for her at snack time after school. She remembered! She has her favorite flavors and I can’t get upset for her asking since it’s oh so healthy! I even put wheat germ in mine. Thanks for the recipe!


10 Alisha March 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Yes it looks pretty uh…yucky. But after reading what you put in it I bet it does taste yummy.


11 Lisa March 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

That does look scary, but sounds very healthy!


12 Tanya March 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

I do love orange julius…. and this looks like a perfect drink for St. Patty’s day that is quickly approaching! :)


13 susieshomemade March 3, 2009 at 5:18 pm

My tackle this week was the flu so, I definitely need yours.


14 L2L March 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Okay not sure what happen this week but I have been looking and looking for TIT all day and couldn’t find it and now I’m like 61st. So sorry this is late, or not we are 12 hours ahead so who knows what time this is getting posted, lol. I am so going to try this tackle, well gotta tackle a little attitude yanking at my shirt till next week


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